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SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Police structure and funding, hate crimes, transparency

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Underfunding the police, smart policing grant program, pushing cities out of law enforcement, police misconduct consequences, broken windows theory, hate crimes jumped in 2021, collaboration in the justice system, body cams, AI may flag parents with disabilities, police transparency, mass incarceration, and more... POLICE CONDUCT We’re Underfunding the Police  (The Atlantic) Justice launches $8M smart policing grant program  (GCN.com) Why Some States Are Pushing Cities Out of Law Enforcement  (Governing) Aggressive Policing in Memphis Goes Far Beyond the Scorpion Unit  (The Marshall Project) Chatham County Police Department launches new app to connect with, alert public  (Savannahnow.com) These officers committed misconduct. But what were the consequences?  (inewsource.org) CRIME RATE New FBI data show reported hate crimes in the U.S. jumped in 2021  (NPR) What Broken Windows Theory Can Teach Us Now  (Slate) Crime isn't really increasing, but collaboration in justice system is  (Si

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Police data, transparency, criminal justice

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Using data for more equitable policing, police misconduct whistleblowers, police reforms, filming cops is protected by the fourth amendment, data-driven approach to tackle crime, juvenile violent crime, crime-fighting software illegal in Germany, improving criminal justice data collection, majority criminal cases end in plea bargains, and more... POLICE CONDUCT The Biden administration wants to know how data can be used to deliver more equitable policing.  (GCN.com) Whistleblower: What happens when a police officer breaks the silent code and speaks out about misconduct? This is the story of Cariol Horne, a former Buffalo cop who tried to do the right thing and is paying the price. (Why Don't We Know podcast) San Diego Police Response Times Have Gone Up Drastically  (Voice of San Diego) Police reforms can save lives, save money, and strengthen law enforcement  (The Hill) Fourth Circuit Latest To Say Filming Cops Is Protected By The First Amendment  (Tim Cushing) CRIME RATE Did '

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Gun violence, crim-tech, police data

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Police staffing, police training, gun violence across the US, gun violence and mental illness, effectiveness of community based solutions, politics of police statistics, body cam tech 'trash', gun fire detection system, NYPD Citizen-like app, police data collection is difficult, Louisiana Sheriff's violating public record laws, crime data systems in CA, donating organs for shorter prison sentence, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Data shows Minneapolis' "Operation Endeavor" has been successful in its first 90 days  (CBS Minnesota) Why police training in the US falls short compared to the rest of the world: Report  (ABC News) Staffing woes could hinder Baltimore Police reform efforts under consent decree, federal judge warns  (The Baltimore Sun) Raleigh police chief addresses Taser use, de-escalation training in crime update briefing  (CBS17) A former police chief says more police does not mean less crime  (NPR) see also:  Crime Dipped in Subway After Increase in Pol

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: criminal justice system, crime stats, police transparency

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Secrecy in the criminal justice system, destroying misconduct files, response teams for sexual assault, FBI data useless, crime task force, data use in criminal investigations, drone mounted Apple watch for gunshot detection, Marsy's Law keeps police names secret in deadly shootings, body cam video transparency, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Sheriff’s Office Has Been Destroying Records Of Alleged Officer Misconduct For Years  (TheCrimeReport.org) TN lawmaker introduces bill to require law enforcement to create response teams for sexual assault cases  (WBIR) The Town Manager in Matthews exposes police brass for fudging reports on crime statistics  (WBT) Report: Arrest rates in San Diego County hit seven-year low in 2021  (The San Diego Union Tribune) The FBI’s 2021 Hate Crime Data Is Worse Than Meaningless  (Lawfare Blog) CRIME RATE Hampton Roads had more than 200 homicides last year. Police solved less than half the killings.  (Daily Press) What Does Research Say About Gun Policies Th

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Red flag laws, police staffing, surveillance

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Emergency call times, police staffing shortage, red flag laws, illegal guns, San Fran robots that can kill, biometric surveillance, corporate crime data, body cams, NY prison racial disparity, college in prison, and more... POLICE CONDUCT CMPD shares more insight about long emergency call times  (WCNC) Are Police Helicopter Fleets Worth the Money?  (Mother Jones) Janet Lauritsen issues call to modernize nation’s crime statistics during presidential address at American Society of Criminology conference  (UMSL.edu) Police forces scramble to fill vacancies as crime rises CRIME RATE 19 states have red flag laws, but they are rarely used to stop gun violence  (Poynter) Why crime data may not present an accurate picture  (KSMU) Where are the criminals in Rochester getting their illegal guns?  (WHEC) CRIM-TECH San Francisco will allow police to deploy robots that kill  (AP News) A conversation on AI-powered gunshot detection with a police technology expert  (Carolina Public Press) Mass. issue

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: police suicides, under policing, drones

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Police suicides, police insurance, under policing America, stand your ground laws, abandoned cars cause crime, extremist incidents, AI to fight illegal dumping, Minneapolis police drones, lack of crime data in America, reporting hazing incidents on college campus, mental health in prison, prison labor, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Police Suicides: Silence is No Longer an Answer  (The Crime Report) Texas sheriff opens criminal investigation into Martha's Vineyard migrant trips  (NBC News) Insurers force change on police departments long resistant to it  (The Washington Post) ‘The Injustice of Under-Policing in America’: Paper  (The Crime Report) Federal Oversight of Police Has Cost Cleveland Millions. What’s Changed?  (The Marshall Project) The Price Kids Pay: Schools and Police Punish Students With Costly Tickets for Minor Misbehavior  (ProPublica) CRIME RATE Gun Deaths Hit an All-Time High (Again) in 2021  (The Trace) see also:  Guns Are Driving Rising Suicide Rates in American Citi

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: FBI crime data, body cam, crime rate

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FBI crime data reporting lacking, estimation procedures for missing FBI data, understanding policing in America, civilian policing, Clery Act compliance, Biden's Safer America Plan, storage for body cams, FOIA enforcer, the Visiting Room Project in prison, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Johns Hopkins wants to change policing. Many fear it won’t work.  (The Washington Post) New policy, tracking system aids Clery Act compliance  (The University Record) See If Police in Your State Reported Crime Data to the FBI There are growing gaps in U.S. crime stats. Use our tables to check on your state and local agencies.  (The Marshall Project) and also:  Accurate U.S. Crime Data Demands More State Participation  (NextGov) Estimation Procedures for Crimes in the United States Based on NIBRS Data  (FBI)  Understanding Policing in America: How Neighborhood and Individual Characteristics Influence Experiences with Police and Perspectives of Policing  (The Data Foundation) The acquisition of legitimacy

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Gun laws, prison healthcare, policing data

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SCOTUS ruling will make law enforcement jobs harder, "Warrior Mindset" in policing, concealed carry laws lead to more gun crime, school shootings at highest number in 2 decades, behavioral health officers, CA DOJ data breach,  "epidemic of hate", online data could be used against women seeking abortion, Uvalde shooting transparency, AZ prison health care ruled unconstitutional, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Law enforcement officials: Supreme Court gun ruling will make our jobs harder  (Clayton News Daily) “Warrior Mindset” Persists Among Minneapolis Police After Training Reforms, Report Says  (Bolts Mag) Seattle discussing dispatching behavioral health providers, crisis experts to 911 calls  (King5) see also:  With new Public Health and Safety Team, Manchester aims to reduce non-emergency calls to the police department  (NHPR) Conflicting reports, gaps in data obscure true number of Pa. law enforcement agencies  (Pittsburgh Post Gazette) Improving Data for Racial Equit

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: hot spot policing, crime data, police transparency

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Minneapolis calls in outside agencies to assist with crime, hot spot policing, female police chief asks for equal pay, Facebook data and the fourth amendment, schools can make streets safer, body cams. police data transparency, crime data transparency, juvenile crime bill, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Watch "The Friendliest Town" a documentary that centers on a racially divided town, where the first Black police chief was abruptly fired, which ignited a charged conversation.  (Tubi TV) CaƱon City's first female interim police chief alleges in lawsuit she was paid up to $19,000 a year less than male predecessors  (The Denver Post) City of Maricopa says to call or text 911, even if you have no service  (AZ Family) Minneapolis Calls In State Patrol, BCA To Assist With Crime  (CBS Minnesota) Facebook Data Release to Cops Evades Fourth Amendment Limits  (Bloomberg Law) see also:  Tech Giants Duped Into Giving Up Data Used to Sexually Extort Minors  (Bloomberg) Report details ‘ma

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: use of force, criminal justice data

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Use of force, mental health calls, intelligence-led policing, police use of force and race, crime rate, overdose death data, body cam tech, criminal justice data, voting rights, filming police, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Kentucky sheriff honors prisoner who pulled people from rubble of collapsed candle factory  (CNN) How police say they're changing to not be seen as the ‘easy button,' answer to all calls  (Lansing State Journal) see also:  'The mental health system is broken:' Mental health calls strain Lynchburg police  (WSET) Salt Lake City officers used more force in 2021 — but less than expected, department report finds  (Salt Lake Tribune) Lawsuit alleges Pasco sheriff’s ‘intelligence-led policing’ violates civil rights  (WFLA) Arizona HB 2319 would make it illegal to film police within 15 feet  (NPPA) Does Race Matter for Police Use of Force? Evidence from 911 Calls  (American Economic Association) Ontario replacing three Ottawa police board members after one atte

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Spy plane, mass shooting database, gun laws

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Baltimore spy plane settlement, San Francisco rape kit DNA used to arrest rape victims, NIJ mass shooting database, Philadelphia's lost gun reporting law, gun shot detection technology, police access to facial recognition, innovation and access to justice, and more... POLICE CONDUCT More police departments are hiring women, here's why  (THV11) San Francisco Cops Used DNA From Rape Victim to Arrest Her Over Property Crime: Report (Gizmodo) see also:  Use of Rape-Kit DNA to Probe Other Crimes Shocks Prosecutors  (USNews) Florida police officer arrested on excessive force charges  (Tampa Bay Times) Here's what Georgia law enforcement discussed at a recent crime roundtable  (11Alive) Settlement reached in 'spy plane' case; BPD must remove data collected  (WBAL) Police in Ohio can seize property without criminal convictions  (Dayton Daily News) Hands Up at Home: Militarized Masculinity and Police Officers Who Commit Intimate Partner Abuse  (Academia.edu) CRIME RATE Publi

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: school SROs, body cam footage, gun violence

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Should schools have SROs, mental health unit for crisis calls, gentrification and murders by youths, gun violence during the pandemic, connection between debt and crime risk, new HHS task force to prevent human trafficking, drones and robocops, Anton's Law transparency survey, steep fees for body cam footage, school to prison pipeline, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Third Denver police officer has been suspended for using excessive force during the 2020 protests  (Denverite) Should every school have a police officer?  (Virginia Mercury) Hochul focuses on stopping illegal guns coming from other states  (WGRZ) see also:  Spending, Crime Top Lawmakers' Agendas for 2022 Session  (USNews) Ferriday Police Dept. deactivated until further notice, sheriff’s office says  (KNOE) Leon County Sheriff’s Office establishes mental health unit for crisis calls  (WCTV) CRIME RATE ‘There’s something wrong when Jackson’s murder rate is higher than Atlanta,’ official says  (Clarion Ledger) The Influenc

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: mental health, qualified immunity, crime data

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Developing programs for mental health calls, ending qualified immunity, cost of policing, trends to shift public safety in 2022, San Jose to require insurance and fee for gun owners, homeless camps crime, Tampa PD turns open data feed back on, Justice Department establishes initiative to strengthen crime data,  expert witness reform, and more... POLICE CONDUCT Police, Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service partner to provide alternative for mental health calls  (CKOM) see also:  Mental Health Experts Will Respond To Some Emergency Calls Instead Of Police As Part Of New Far North Side Program  (Block Club Chicago) and also:  A 988 crisis line is coming. Mental health services ask: How do we stretch even more?  (WHYY) The Fight to End Qualified Immunity Is Just Beginning in States Across the Country  (Governing) Six Trends That Will Shape Public Safety in 2022  (TheCrimeReport.org) Police in this tiny Alabama town suck drivers into legal ‘black hole’  (AL.com) Indictment: Previous Greenup

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: police accountability, duty-to-intervene, Marsy's Law

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Racial and ethnic disparities in law enforcement, police accountability task force issues recommendations in Hartford, duty-to-intervene laws, police begin sending warnings and tickets via text, Marsy's Law wrecking havoc on police transparency in Florida, Anton's Law transparency in MD slow or non-existent, tough on crime debate, and more... POLICE CONDUCT New report finds racial, ethnic disparities in law enforcement stops across California  (CBS8) Greater transparency, more training, increased diversity: The police accountability task force issues its recommendations to the legislature  (Hartford Courant) Actions of officers who didn't stop Derek Chauvin spur duty-to-intervene laws  (NBCNews) see also:  Sunrise police sergeant relieved of duty after grabbing fellow officer by the neck  (Local10.com) Minneapolis argues to dismiss lawsuit on MPD 'coaching' data  (KARE) Should firearms be allowed in K-12 public schools? An analysis of law enforcement’s perceptions o

SpotCrime Weekly Reads: facial recognition, prison, juvenile crime

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Virtual mugshots, facial recognition, crime data, guns and suicide, Log4J flaw, retail thefts, violent crime by children, body cams, predictive policing, police misconduct database, prison population decreased in 2020, criminal justice data, marginal cost of incarceration, and more... POLICE CONDUCT NYPD Utilizes ‘Virtual Mugshots’ Despite City Hall’s Words  (GovTech) The Challenge of Attracting More African Americans to Police Careers  (TheCrimeReport.org) Citizens Police Data Project collects and publishes information about police misconduct in Chicago  (Citizens Police Data Project) Bogged down by data, police services need process rethink: study New research shows too much paperwork may hinder effective policing  (Western U News) Justice Department Awards More Than $17.5 Million to Support Project Safe Neighborhoods  (Justice.gov) CRIME RATE Hackers launch over 840,000 attacks through Log4J flaw  (ArsTechnia) Increase in Colorado’s property crime rate bucks national trend, report s